10 episodes

A tale of sex, lies, and scandal in Pakistan. A limited-episode podcast that reexamines and investigates a fascinating crime in an unusual city. The podcast serves as an accompaniment to Society Girl, a non-fiction book by Tooba Masood and Saba Imtiaz.

Notes on a Scandal Saba Imtiaz & Tooba Masood

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A tale of sex, lies, and scandal in Pakistan. A limited-episode podcast that reexamines and investigates a fascinating crime in an unusual city. The podcast serves as an accompaniment to Society Girl, a non-fiction book by Tooba Masood and Saba Imtiaz.

    Trailer 2 - Season 2: The State vs Shahnaz Gul

    Trailer 2 - Season 2: The State vs Shahnaz Gul

    A trailer for the upcoming second season of Notes on a Scandal: The State vs Shahnaz Gul. 

    • 35 sec
    Trailer - Season 2: The State vs Shahnaz Gul

    Trailer - Season 2: The State vs Shahnaz Gul

    A trailer for the upcoming second season of Notes on a Scandal: The State vs Shahnaz Gul. 

    Credits:
    English / Urdu headlines by Mina Malik, a writer and poet based in Lahore who dreams of treading the boards.

    Recitation of Mustafa Zaidi's verses, courtesy Zaheer Alam Kidwai

    • 56 sec
    Missing Verses

    Missing Verses

    In the season finale, we discuss the various influential men who were reportedly connected to the case, and why everyone cast around for suspects. We discuss the theories around Mustafa's death and Shahnaz's involvement, and why almost every theory has one gaping hole that can't be explained.

     

    • 22 min
    Murder, He Wrote

    Murder, He Wrote

    The police investigate — and arrest a suspect in the death of Mustafa Zaidi. Later in the episode, we analyse the various theories of how Mustafa’s death could have been murder.

    This episode features verses by Mustafa Zaidi, recited by author and translator Bilal Tanweer.

    • 22 min
    Tick Tock

    Tick Tock

     We retrace, hour by hour, the events leading up to Mustafa Zaidi's death on October 12, 1970, and discuss a significant, highly-debated comment made by Mustafa in the days before he passed away.

    • 22 min
    Summer of Love

    Summer of Love

    We look at Shahnaz Gul and Mustafa Zaidi's relationship based on Mustafa Zaidi’s perspective, as seen through anecdotes and statements by his friends. We also revisit the crime scene -- fifty years later. 

    This episode features Mustafa Zaidi's poetry, recited by Sheema Kermani.

    • 24 min

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